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Boy, 9, Crushed In Supermarket Car Park
A nine-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being crushed between a car, a shopping trolley, and a wall at a supermarket car park in the West Midlands.
The boy received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to hospital after the incident in the Aldi car park in Wellington Road, Donnington.
The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 50s, was unhurt but was "extremely distressed", the ambulance service said.
She was cared for by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Crews arrived to find a nine-year-old boy that is believed to have been crushed between a car, a shopping trolley and a wall on the car park.
"The boy received emergency treatment at the scene for serious injuries to both legs. He received pain relief and both legs were placed in splints. He was also immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board.
"The boy was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the child's injuries and his imminent arrival.
"The air ambulance landed at a nearby park. We would like to thank the players of a football match for their understanding in disturbing their game to allow the child to be airlifted to hospital."